Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor
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To the Editor: Dr Emanuel and
colleagues1 may report the most useful data that can be
obtained from 355 active oncologists concerning physician-assisted
suicide (PAS) and euthanasia. However, a comparison with the article by
Quill and associates2 raises several semantic questions
that ethicists need to clarify before such surveys can be useful in
discussions with patients or their families.
Spudis E. Oncologists' Practice of Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide. JAMA. 1999;281(10):897-899. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-281-10-jac90000